Sep 24, 2012 5:30pm PDT
before "your voice, your vote" the question is this, how does the united states stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon and taunting both of the candidates from the sidelines, the president of iran, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york, he's at the united nation. also in just a moment right here, abc's barbara walters will be here because she just spoke with the president and mrs. obama. but first, abc white house correspondent jake tapper at the united nations with what happened there. jake. >> reporter: good evening, diane. today's political back and forth represents the highest of stakes with president obama coming to the united nations meeting with more than 100 world leaders, some of them potential u.s. enemies for the annual meeting of the general assembly. as president obama arrived in new york city today, mitt romney is focused on comments the president made to "60 minutes" about whether the recent events in the muslim world gave mr. obama pause about supporting the arab spring movement. the president said no. >> i'm sure there will be bumps in the road. >> reporter: in pueblo, c
Sep 28, 2012 1:40am PDT
if the united states, this time of year, an election year, is ready to sort of draw that line and stand with israel. >> exactly. >> at this point. >> yeah. and i don't know that necessarily agreeing to bomb iran doesn't mean they're not necessarily standing with israel. but you're right -- at this point, i don't think anything dramatic like that happens before before. >> that's what i mean. to -- >> before november. >> stand with israel on drawing the red line right now. because, the election is, is a month away. >> we shall see. >> we shall see. >>> the filcmaker behind the anti-muslim movie that sparked violent protests across the arab world has been arrested in california. a federal judge ordered nakoula basseley nakoula detained saying he is a flight risk. officials say he had eight probation violations stemming from a 2010 check fraud conviction. prosecutors say he'll likely be placed in protective custody. >>> and it was back to business for the real nfl refs last night as they returned from their lockout to officiate the browns/ravens game in baltimore. ch
Sep 12, 2012 1:40am PDT
. a magnificent building. >> it's going to be the tallest in the united states. >> tallest building in the united states. that's right. even taller than the building, still sears tower in chicago. i know you know chicago. >> hancock building. >> there you go. >> we can call it the sears. >> the willis. >> what you talking about, willis. >> used to be the second largest, the hancock, the willis. call it sears tower. >> let's just move on. >>> all right. there is still no sign of a breakthrough in chicago. teachers strike enters day three at 350,000 students remaining out of the classroom. the union president says they're miles apart from reaching any agreements. more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: union teachers holding strong at the picket line in chicago, refusing to back down. >> we did not start this fight. >> reporter: the fight is about a program that would eventually base as much as 40% of a teacher's evaluation on standardized test scores, a formula that union argues will unfairly cost teachers their jobs. mayor rahm emanuel believes the new measure will help turn around the district'
Sep 26, 2012 1:40am PDT
of the united states is weighing in on the controversial call from monday night's game. >> but will the bungled call be enough to budge the two side in the lockout? it's wednesday, september 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> good what? >> good morning. >> good to have you back. >> it's good to be back in the saddle again. here we go. >> you were on assignment for a little bit. >> two-week assignment working during the daylight. which was strange, unnerving. back on the graveyard shift where i belong. >> missed you. i'm paula faris. we'll have the latest on the nfl referee lockout including the surprising background of the two refs who worked the monday night game. let's just say, lingerie has something to do with it. >>> also this half hour, new wildfire worries. the dangerous and very destructive season shows no signs of letting up. >> and then some big-time backlash for a father who says he was just being honest when he blogged about his two boys and told the world actually which son he likes best. you always see paren
Sep 24, 2012 3:00am PDT
've got a campaign, which is tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: tied in national polls but not leading in any states that may decide the race. and after the release of a secretly taped video of romney saying 47% of americans are victims who want government handouts, the head of the republican party was asked about the apparent disconnect over changing strategy. >> but is he in denial? >> no, i don't think so, george. i think that we had a good week last week. we were able to frame up the debate. >> reporter: while romney says he doesn't need a turnaround, his campaign is kicking off a new strategy. advisers promise an intense battleground schedule in colorado, then ohio, and virginia. it's still not enough to quiet even republican critics. >> their core problem was carefulness, inability to focus on their own essential meaning. >> i think he's a nonideological person running an extremely ideological age, and he's faking it. >> reporter: comments like those prompted this from ann romney just a few days ago. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it?
Sep 25, 2012 1:40am PDT
of the united states, and i'm not that patient. >> michelle obama, not that patient. well, you can see the entire interview later this morning on "the view." >>> secretary of state hillary clinton here in new york for the u.n. general assembly and she is talking about the wave of anti-american anger in the middle east. urging muslims to display dignity and not resort to violence after the american-made film that lampoons the prophet muhammad. clinton has already met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya, and egypt. >>> in suburban denver, the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place will be opening. a dozen killed, 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consultedcf1 phe t deathio week-old cub h abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. but it could be another two weeks before the exact cause of death is determin zookeepers now confirm the mother did not crush her cub. she spent the night cradling a stuffed toy about the size of
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
to dance with me tonight ♪ >>> he's conquered the u.k. and now, he's taking over the united states. pop sensation, olly murs, invading times square this morning. he's been burning up the charts with his hit, "heart skips a beat." his new album, "right place, right time" is out in december. he's going to perform. but first, let's catch up with olly. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> you started singing karaoke. you got on "x factor." how did you get here? >> i saw the advert on tv. and three years later i did "x-factor" with simon cowell. here i am. thank you for having me. >> simon cowell said this is the easiest yes he had ever given. did you know at that point that you were going to make it? when simon cowell gave you that huge boost of approval? >> i thought he was lying, to be honest. it was amazing. it's every guy's dream or anyone who applies for "x-factor's" dream. >> touring america. what was that like? >> it was a great journey. we did the whole of america in six weeks. it was great to tour and meet with their fans. all of them have been amazing. really g
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am PDT
in ohio, to regain momentum in a state where they're trailing. but president obama will be at the united nations, telling the assembly of leaders that the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. a senior administration official tells abc news this morning in new york city, in front of the united nations, president obama will reiterate the u.s. commitment to preventing iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. he'll also call on leaders in the combustible muslim world to end the violence and declare the u.s. will not shrink from bringing to justice those who harm americans. sensing an opening, mitt romney has been assailing the president for calling the situation bumps in the road. >> bumps in the road -- we had an ambassador assassinated. and iran is that much closer to building a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: the white house says the president was referring broadly to transformations in the region. >> there is a certain rather desperate attempt to grasp at words and phrases here to find political advantage. and in this case, that's profoundly offen